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Author Logan, Steven, 1974- author.

Title In the suburbs of history : modernist visions of the urban periphery / Steven Logan.

Publication Info. Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2021]

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 225 pages) : illustrations, maps.
text file
Series Global suburbanisms
Global suburbanisms.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Crossing Divides -- Looking for the Antithesis of the Suburb -- Socialist Space -- South City as a Work of Art in the Age of Mass-Produced Dwellings -- Redesigning the Post-war Suburban Landscape -- The "Total Image": The Making of Willowdale Modern -- Conclusion: Unearthing the Suburban Core.
Summary "In the 1960s, socialist and capitalist urban planners, architects, and city officials chose the urban periphery as the site to test out new ideas in modernist architecture and planning: the outskirts of Prague and a bedroom suburb of Toronto would be the sites for experimental urban development. In the Suburbs of History overcomes the divisions between East and West to reassemble the shared histories of modern architecture and urbanism as it shaped and re-shaped the periphery. Drawing on archives, interviews, architectural journals, and site visits to the peripheries of Prague and Toronto, Steven Logan reveals the intertwined histories of capitalist and socialist urban planning. From socialist utopias to the capitalist visions of the edge city, the history of the suburbs is not simply a history of competing urban forms; rather, it is a history of alternatives that advocated collective solutions over the dominant model of single-family home ownership and car-dominated spaces."-- Provided by publisher.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Suburbs -- Ontario -- Toronto -- History -- 20th century.
Ontario -- Toronto.
Chronological Term 20th century
Subject Suburbs -- Czech Republic -- Prague -- History -- 20th century.
Czech Republic -- Prague.
City planning -- Ontario -- Toronto -- History -- 20th century.
City planning.
City planning -- Czech Republic -- Prague -- History -- 20th century.
National socialism and architecture -- Ontario -- Toronto.
National socialism and architecture.
National socialism and architecture -- Czech Republic -- Prague.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Logan, Steven, 1974- In the suburbs of history. Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2021] 9781487525439 (DLC) 2020476332 (OCoLC)1146566964
ISBN 9781487537159 EPUB
9781487537142 (electronic book)
9781487525439 (paperback)
1487525435 (paperback)
9781487507886 (hardcover)
1487507887 (hardcover)